THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

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THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD The Scientific Method Critical thinking Curious skepticism: Inquisitive, but not gullible. Does not blindly accept argument and conclusions. (Do not have suchan open mind tht it falls out!) Examins initial assumptions. Discerns hidden values. Evaluates evidence. Assess conclusions. Limits to Common Sense Hindsight bias I knew it all along Drawing the bull¹s eye aftrer the arrow has struck. Autopsy example Overconfidence
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Partly due to a bias to seek out info that supports our conclusions. Anagram times How long to unscramble?? wreat -> water etryn -> entry Now you try. ... OCHSA How long do you think will it take you to unscramble this? NOW, TRY IT! CHAOS Scientific approach: Limited to  testable questions. Healthy skepticism: Puts ideas to the test. Critical thinking: Tests ideas Exposes underlying assumptions Scientific Theory Explains what we have observed
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PSY 1305 taught by Professor Rowatt during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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